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Comment from: Jay Cee Visitor
Yes, thanks - they will keep my young daughter occupied!
Comment from: Brixdan Visitor
Thanks. I was getting kind of disappointed that I had no games. I was SO looking forward to playing mahjong!
Comment from: Nikhil Visitor
Hi this seems really helpful but when i go to turn windows feature on and off i dont get anything showing.
is there something i have to do to turn this on.
Comment from: rube Visitor
YAY!!!!!! Thank you very much! Glad to play on Spider Solitaire, Mahjong Titans, and Solitaire. :D
Comment from: Hooray Visitor
Thanks! My grandmother wasn't gonna be happy without her Mahjong and Soltiaire on her new laptop.
Comment from: jlmagee Visitor
Excellent tip! Thanks so much; I was starting to get really frustrated trying to figure out how to get the games in 7.
Comment from: Chris Visitor
Triple thumbs up.
Comment from: billybob Visitor
thanks man needed a chess titans fix bad
Comment from: Guddu Visitor
Thanks. you saved me some googling time ;-)
Comment from: Noel Visitor
Followed your instructions re no games in windows7 professional but got the following message -
An error has occurred. Not all the features were successfully changed.
Have tried many times but always the same result and of course no games.
Can anyone offer further advice?
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Comment from: paul fisher Visitor
Great I was about to re-install!!
Comment from: dragos Visitor
hy! i checked the box as nothing. how do i get the games??
Comment from: sasha Visitor
Thanks this is gr8 :)
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Comment from: Maloud Visitor
Thank you very much. It was very helpful.
Comment from: judy Visitor
when I go to windows feature on or off there is nothing there
Comment from: swetha Visitor
oh Thanks... was really surprised and shocked to see win7 has no games. but this helped out very well...
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Comment from: krs10a Visitor
Thanks Paul! Your post was very helpful.
Comment from: Lucky Visitor
Click Start > Right Click > Properties > Start Menu tab > Customize > Select Games > Display as a link or Display as a menu > OK > Apply > OK
You can also type "Shell:Games" in Windows start menu search bar and hit enter to open the Games folder.
But if the Games Explorer folder does not open in your Windows, then do this:
Type cmd in Windows 7 start menu search. When cmd appears as a result, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
In the elevated command prompt, type
and hit Enter. This will re-register the gameux dll file.
Now if on running a game from the Games Explorer, you get an error message :
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set associations ControlPanel then, open regedit and navigate to following key:
If it doesnt exist, then in the RHS, create a new String value (REG_SZ) Call it IsShortcut . Click OK > Close Regedit > Reboot.
Comment from: Bala.P Visitor
Thanks a lot.
Comment from: azhar Visitor
thank s for teh help ..
Comment from: Steve Visitor
Thanks for the ease of solution and sharing your knowledge. I like to learn something new everyday and I did.
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Comment from: amy Visitor
Thank you. I have been on the phone with Dell for 2 freaken hours. They had me send the games from my sons computer to my EHD, then couldnt get them to load. Transferred me to software dept where the guy got nasty with me saying that PRO doesnt come with games. I did a search after ripping him a new u- know- what and found your post. IT WORKED. Thank you so much. I owe ya =)
Comment from: gaddaphi Visitor
thanks alot, someone was gonna kick my ass if i didn't bring the games back.
Comment from: Shrew Visitor
Such a simple thing and yet I had to look everywhere for a solution.
Thank you so much for your stepwise solution!
Keep up the Great Work!
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Comment from: Play Ms Pacman Visitor
I still can't install the games. Please give another solution!
Comment from: Karyuu Visitor
Amazing, thank you.
Comment from: Laura Visitor
Thank you for the simple instructions. My dad has missed setting records in FreeCell ever since he installed the new system.
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Comment from: Shami Visitor
Thnx for the information its really very useful
Comment from: Remnant Ron Visitor
Thanks, saved me lots of time figuring Windows 7.
Comment from: Zawl Visitor
Thanks a lot, i thought there where no games in win 7 pro and i was on my way to buy win 7 home premium until i saw this
Comment from: Diana Visitor
I've tried all of that, but then I get an error message saying "Not all of the features were successfully changed." HELP!!!
Comment from: Elsie Metcalf Visitor
My Windows XP ran my vintage WEP games program just fine, but it died and I now have Windows 7 which refuses to run the 16-bit program, even though I upgraded to Professional. Is there any way at all that I can get the new OS to recognize my old program?
Comment from: Adi Visitor
I did not find games in "Turn windows features on or off".
could you plz advise me what to do now
Comment from: Edward Ybarra Visitor
I pulled up the "windows features box" Where you can turn windows features on or off. There is nothing in the box.
Whats up and how do I rectify this?
Help and thx
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Comment from: Kenneth Leeds Visitor
Thanks, Paul -
Yours was the ONLY solution that worked!
Comment from: shubham Visitor
thankyou .....it works
Comment from: Ellen Visitor
Yes! Thank you!
Comment from: Gloria Visitor
Thanks my husband can play games again.
Comment from: Newrasta Visitor
thank you for the workable solution. it was helpful
Comment from: Sarah Visitor
Thank you - phew!